[Chicago] Python classes

Kelly Ray kmackalica at hotmail.com
Tue Feb 28 19:15:36 CET 2006


I am glad you are taking on this project.  I look forward to hearing the 
actual schedule for the Beginners Interest Group.


>From: "Larry Allingham" <larry at transformix.com>
>Reply-To: The Chicago Python Users Group <chicago at python.org>
>To: "The Chicago Python Users Group" <chicago at python.org>
>Subject: Re: [Chicago] Python classes
>Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 11:51:01 -0600
>This sounds great to me. I look forward to meeting you and discussing this.
>A twice-a-month class should work very nicely with our schedules.
>Best regards,
>Larry Allingham
>On 2/28/06, Michael Tobis <mtobis at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > As far as I know, though, there are no organized classes of this sort
> > (Python or otherwise) in Chicago outside institutional settings. I
> > think what you are trying to do is an excellent father/son project,
> > and I'd like to help out.
> >
> > I'd be more than happy to make your acquaintance, and possibly
> > nucleate a beginners' interest group within ChiPy. If we can attract
> > enough beginners to pull together a regular evening group (say, twice
> > a month) so much the better. I probably would do this gratis the first
> > time out.
> >
> > I think the 18th in parallel with the sprint would work out as a time
> > for us to meet. You will need a laptop with python and a
> > python-friendly text-editor (or IDE) installed.
> >
> > Michael Tobis
> >
> > PS I will be teaching a Python for non-professionals (a.k.a. escape
> > from your math requirement) class at Loyola this summer, and have long
> > been interested in the thought processes of beginners.
> >
> > I'm also in touch with one of the authors of How To Think Like a
> > Computer Scientist, Jeff Elkner. He is a high school teacher with
> > probably more experience teaching Python to beginners than anyone
> > else. We met at PyCon this weekend and are kicking around ideas for
> > some sort of interactive media version of his text.
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